P Chidambaram arrives in Parliament one day after the Supreme Court granted him bail

NEW DELHI: former finance minister P Chidambaram , who was released from the Tihar jail in Delhi on Wednesday after he was granted bail in the INX media money laundering In this case, he arrived in Parliament on Thursday to attend the current winter session.

The congressional leader said Wednesday he was glad he was released from jail and breathing the air of freedom after 106 days.

I am happy to have gone out and breathe the air of freedom after 106 days, he said after meeting with the president of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, at her residence here.

The superior court set aside the order of the superior court in Delhi that had refused to grant bail to Chidambaram and ordered him not to manipulate the evidence or influence the witnesses in the case.

The court has ordered Chidambaram not to give press interviews and make public statements regarding this case. The court also ordered him to provide a bond of Rs 2 lakh plus two guarantees of the same amount.

Chidambaram had requested bail in a case related to the authorization (FIPB) granted to INX Media for the sum of Rs 305 million rupees in 2007 during his tenure as finance minister.

The IWC had registered a corruption case in this regard in May 2017. Later that year, the ED also lodged a money laundering case against him. The Congress leader was first arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 21 this year in the INX Media corruption case but was granted bail by the Supreme Court two months later.

He was arrested by the ED in the money laundering case on October 16.